How to practice with less stress?
More great tips here:
Yaron explores this idea. The space and tension between intention and success.
Ten hours plus a week on your instrument. Is this possible? Yes, maybe.
There are some adults and many teenagers who log more than 10 hours a week.
They are united by an intense desire to learn and achieve. Their lives are organized around practice. They take lessons, they take responsibility, and they persevere through thick and thin.
Some final thoughts.
If you want to ramp it up, do it slowly to avoid injury. Add a 10% to your practice time each week. Be sure to ask advice from your instructors.
How does one get the most value from your investment in music lessons?
Clarity is having a specific goal. Here are some examples.
Application is another name for work.
Feedback is essential for effective learning.
Patience is needed, this will take a while
A famous truism of music accomplishment is, "we are who we listen to".
Try this experiment.
book of the week: more on this book in another blog.
The Psychology of Performance
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.